Martin Luther King Day

We can learn much from The Hero in the Wheelchair

One sentence.

Just one sentence.

I was appropriately amazed and inappropriately angered that one sentence is all it took for the New York Times to condense the massive public, courageous, forgiving, pious and loving life of one of the greatest men I have ever known. Here is the New York Times' one-sentence lead in the obituary for Detective Steven McDonald:

"Steven McDonald, a New York City police officer who was shot by a 15-year-old boy in Central Park in July 1986 and paralyzed from the neck down, but who forgave his assailant, hoped for the youth's redemption and remained in the public eye for his spirit in the face of adversity, died on Tuesday in Manhasset,...